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More Plumbing Can Mean More Problems — Why You Need Commercial Plumbing Services

More Plumbing Can Mean More Problems — Why You Need Commercial Plumbing Services

Businesses pay a lot of attention to their work and cash flows. But what about the flow of water in and out of the business itself? The bigger the building, the more likely you are to face problems with an outdated or overworked plumbing system. But any building manager can benefit from having access to commercial plumbing services. Here are five ways a commercial plumber can help.

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Why Workplace Temperature Regulation is Important to Productivity

Why Workplace Temperature Regulation is Important to Productivity

Don’t touch that dial! At least, not unless you want to risk the wrath of your workforce. The ideal workplace temperature is hotly debated, but it’s about more than just comfort. Workplace temperature regulation directly impacts productivity. Here’s why your building should ensure that you regulate the environment for maximum comfort and efficiency.

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Best Ways to Reduce HVAC Noise in an Open Office Space

Best Ways to Reduce HVAC Noise in an Open Office Space

Office distractions are terrible for productivity. While open office spaces are great for promoting employee comradery and cubicles still offer some modicum of privacy, they also allow for plenty of noise to disturb important work. HVAC noise might seem trivial, but it’s one of the more distracting and troublesome sounds that can plague a workspace and should therefore be taken seriously. So what can you do to reduce HVAC noise?

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Benefits of a Central Humidifier in Office Buildings and Retail Spaces

Benefits of a Central Humidifier in Office Buildings and Retail Spaces

At first glance, a central humidifier might seem like a strange device to consider, but there are several key benefits of central humidifiers for office spaces. Learn more about central humidifier benefits below. If you’re like many people, you might think that humidity is always the enemy of an enclosed space. After all, if your office has excess humidity, it can cause a host of problems. In truth, what you should actually be aiming for is the optimal humidity level, which is between 40% and 45%. A level above 50% is where discomfort sets in, and one below 30% is where things are considered too dry.

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Climate-Friendly Alternatives to HFCs and the Rise of A2L Refrigerants

Climate-Friendly Alternatives to HFCs and the Rise of A2L Refrigerants

Looking for alternatives to HFCs? You’re not alone. A2L refrigerants are growing in popularity around the world.
In 1987, a coalition of nations signed a treaty known as the Montreal Protocol. This agreement led to the banning of refrigerants responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer. Throughout the 1990s, ozone-harming chemicals were phased out in favor of a new chemical: hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. While HFCs helped heal the hole in the ozone layer, they have terrible side effects — scientists have discovered that HFCs contribute thousands of times more to global warming than CO2.

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Comprehensive Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Your Business

Comprehensive Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Your Business

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By making and following an HVAC maintenance checklist, you can extend the life of your system. It’s a simple yet essential task that will head off expensive repairs and replacements. Before you perform your fall HVAC maintenance, prepare your list so you don’t miss any critical tasks.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Commercial Furnace Soon

5 Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Commercial Furnace Soon

While it’s economical and responsible to keep appliances alive as long as you can, they have a finite span. Eventually, repairs won’t do any good and replacement will be the only option. You may be facing the difficult decision to replace your commercial furnace, for instance. Can it stand one more repair? Will you be able to get another year of use? Let’s take a look at the signs that a commercial furnace replacement is in your future.

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2023 DOE Efficiency Standards — What You Need to Know

2023 DOE Efficiency Standards — What You Need to Know

The United States Department of Energy has a multitude of different responsibilities, but the organization’s primary responsibilities involve managing the nation’s nuclear infrastructure. As ONE of its many responsibilities, the DOE also creates efficiency standards for HVAC equipment. The newest set of standards, 2023 DOE Efficiency Standards, become effective January 1, 2023. These 2023 DOE Efficiency Standards are based on research conducted by independent entities. The DOE and other organizations provide these researchers with funding so that they can explore ways to optimize energy consumption. DOE standards primarily apply to HVAC equipment manufacturers and installers. However, they can also impact your business in several ways. By voluntarily adhering to these standards, you can save money and improve energy efficiency. Additionally, you may be able to access tax credits by designing a system that complies with 2023 standards. Join us as we examine the latest set of 2023 DOE standards and what they mean for your business.

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What is the Most Efficient Restaurant HVAC System?

What is the Most Efficient Restaurant HVAC System?

Restaurants consume significantly more electricity than many other types of businesses. According to recent data, restaurants use about 38 kilowatt-hours (kWH) per square foot of enclosed space. The majority of energy use is linked to processes such as Heating water, Refrigeration, Cooking, or Cooling and heating the building. Having a higher-than-average utility bill comes with the territory of owning a restaurant. The good news is that there are ways that you can reduce your establishment’s electric consumption and your monthly utility bill. One of the best tactics involves upgrading to an efficient HVAC system. On that note, join us as we outline what is the most efficient HVAC system for restaurants. If your system is wasting energy or you are simply ready for an upgrade, this guide’s for you.

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